This was an Outstanding report Scott - just the kind of comments and notes I was hoping to get form the first guy to do escort duty for the "ONE". I was expecting weather chase to be interesting, and for you to have to go up and down and/or ahead to check things out - great work.
Can't wait to see the pictures!
I have put a note out to the RV-1 pilots that they can probably push it up a little more - the fuel numbers are pretty good, and we can probably use a few more pony's to get it up to 130. then again, it's always going to be slower than we are used to in a "modern" RV.
Once again - great report Scott - this will be very valuable for all the escorts to come. You have set a high bar, using great procedures and techniques that others can copy.
We were hoping to have a portable GPS provided for the ONE before it headed out but that just didn't materialize, so if there is anyone out there in RV-land who has a compact moving-map GPS that is gathering dust and needs exercise for the summer let us know. It doesn't need weather (chase will have that), but even with Chase doing the navigating, it would be nice to the ferry pilot to have something in case they have to discuss options and/or the escort has to get out of sight, and they have to join back up.
Paul F. Dye
Editor at Large - KITPLANES Magazine
RV-8 - N188PD
RV-6 (By Marriage) - N164MS - "Mikey"
RV-3B - N13PL - "Tsamsiyu"
A&P, EAA Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Dayton Valley Airpark (A34)